EGMR: Grand Chamber hearing on inter-State case Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea)

The European Court of Human Rights is holding a Grand Chamber hearing on Wednesday 11 September 2019 at 9.15 a.m. in the case of Ukraine v. Russia (re Crimea) (application no. 20958/14). The case concerns Ukraine’s allegations of violations of the European Convention on Human Rights by the Russian Federation in Crimea. A recording of the hearing will be available from 2.30 p.m. on the Court’s Internet site (www.echr.coe.int). After the hearing the Court will begin its deliberations, which will be held in private. Its ruling in the case will, however, be made at a later stage. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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EGMR: Legislation preventing marriage between “ex-”brothers- and sisters-in-law: violation of the right to marry

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Theodorou and Tsotsorou v. Greece (application no. 57854/15) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 12 (right to marry) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned a judicial decision annulling the marriage of Ms Tsotsorou and Mr Theodorou on the grounds that Ms Tsotsorou was Mr Theodorou’s former sister-in-law. On the basis of Article 1357 of the Civil Code – which prohibits, in particular, marriage between persons of collateral affinity up to the third degree –, the Greek courts annulled the applicants’ marriage, 10 years after it had been entered into, and held that the individuals in question were related in collateral affinity to the second degree. The Court found that the annulment of the applicants’ marriage had disproportionately restricted their right to marry to such an extent that the very essence of that right had been impaired. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Religious Community of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Kryvyi Rih’s Ternivsky District v. Ukraine (no. 21477/10)

The applicant community is the Religious Community of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Kryvyi Rih, Ternivsky District, Dnipropetrovsk Region. The case concerned the community’s complaint that it had not been able to construct a building for worship on land it had purchased owing to the domestic authorities’ inactivity. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 5 September 2019 – Theodorou and Tsotsorou v. Greece (no. 57854/15)

The applicants, Georgios Theodorou and Sophia Tsotsorou, are Greek nationals who were born in 1951 and 1957 respectively. They live in Koropi (Greece). The case concerns a judicial decision annulling the applicants’ – religious – marriage. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 3 September 2019 – Religious Community of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Kryvyi Rih’s Ternivsky District v. Ukraine (no. 21477/10)

The applicant community is the Religious Community of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Kryvyi Rih, Ternivsky District, Dnipropetrovsk Region. The case concerns the community’s complaint that it was not able to construct a building for worship on land it had purchased owing to the domestic authorities’ inactivity. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Aktaş and Aslaniskender v. Turkey (nos. 18684/07 and 21101/07)

The first applicant, Nuri Aktaş, has Turkish and Swiss dual nationality, was born in 1969 and lives in St Gallen (Switzerland). The second applicant, Padmapani Aslaniskender, is a Turkish national who was born in 1953 and lives in İzmir. The case concerned a name change in the civil status register. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 25 June 2019 – Aktaş and Aslaniskender v. Turkey (nos. 18684/07 and 21101/07)

The first applicant, Nuri Aktaş, has Turkish and Swiss dual nationality, was born in 1969 and lives in St Gallen (Switzerland). The second applicant, Padmapani Aslaniskender, is a Turkish national who was born in 1953 and lives in İzmir. The case concerns a name change in the civil status register. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »